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Old 12-11-2014, 08:32 AM
 
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bu2, to what area are you referring in this post? I think I may have gotten areas confused and want to inquire. This is important info to know. [B][/b]
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Yes. A year ago there was a rash during the day. A couple of months ago there was a rash during the night. Four houses I could see from my driveway got hit-that I know about.
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:53 AM
 
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There's been a rash of crime in central DeKalb County recently. It has the feel of gangs moving from neighborhood to neighborhood. Candler Park and Druid Hills have both had a bunch of home break-ins at night.
We had a series of break-ins when I lived in Dunwoody.
We had a series of break-ins when I lived in Sagamore Hills.
We had a series of car break-ins when I lived in Buckhead.
Interestingly, I was never aware of any activity of this sort in my Decatur neighborhood.
Point being, if you expect to find a neighborhood that is immune to crime activity, you'll be sorely disappointed.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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No break-ins, in my area as far as I know.

The neighbor has a reindeer propped up in a tree and holding a shotgun as a Christmas prop, so I think that helps?
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Old 12-11-2014, 05:23 PM
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Where did you hear about it? I'm on all the CP and LC neighborhood, parents, and crime email lists, Facebook pages and Nextdoor groups and didn't hear a word about it. The Zone 6 crime map doesn't show anything, either, going back to 10/1 (except for the attempted assault). Not that I doubt that it happened, but I'm curious in following up why the lists blow up everytime a door to door solicitor walks down the street, but there's no mention of a major crime.
Honestly don't remember now. Could have been AJC. Could have been one of the local papers on the internet.
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Old 12-11-2014, 05:27 PM
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Rapes, robberies and abductions scare me alot more than break-in (bc most times that occurs while you are not home but the others are personal). All of this is going on in the City of Decatur and Candler Park? And raping in the Emory area? Clarifying so I will know what is going on and I continue my new house search. Although none of these areas are on my preferred list, still good to know.
There seems to be a rash starting somewhere in Atlanta, moving to Candler Park, then Druid Hills, then Medlock. Then another round starts a few months later..

The rape and 2 attempted rapes were on the Emory campus in a wooded area near Emory Village last December. The thought was it was a homeless guy.
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Old 12-11-2014, 07:08 PM
 
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We had a series of break-ins when I lived in Dunwoody.
We had a series of break-ins when I lived in Sagamore Hills.
We had a series of car break-ins when I lived in Buckhead.
Interestingly, I was never aware of any activity of this sort in my Decatur neighborhood.
Point being, if you expect to find a neighborhood that is immune to crime activity, you'll be sorely disappointed.
That's factually correct...
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Old 12-12-2014, 02:41 PM
 
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I just got a channel 2 alert that APD has arrested a suspected serial killer accused of this murder, 2 homeless murders and a Cobb hairstylist's murder. Scary stuff!
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Old 12-12-2014, 03:40 PM
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I just got a channel 2 alert that APD has arrested a suspected serial killer accused of this murder, 2 homeless murders and a Cobb hairstylist's murder. Scary stuff!
Found this:
Arrest made in connection with Decatur, Atlanta murders - Decaturish
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Old 12-12-2014, 03:46 PM
 
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Great job by the MARTA police. If a policeman doesn't go to the extreme to get somebody skating on a $3 fare, more lives are likely lost.
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:42 PM
 
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If they have the right person, seems that it was random. I guess it's possible for criminals to walk into the boundaries of City of Decatur and murder like every place else. And a serial killer, too. Yikes!

People are always talking about City of Decatur being so safe but actually this does not surprise me bc sometimes when ppl think their area is so safe, they do things that would not be as readily done ala woman walking down the street alone in this case bc, well, she's in City of Decatur aka Pleasantville where crime does not happen, right? Perfect place for a criminal to lurk. No different than when break-ins occur in wealthy areas. Burglars go to where they are likely to reap benefits. Killers may go to paces where ppl may be less cautious about coming and going. Could have been the case here.

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If this is the first murder since early 2013 (and I suspect it wasn't random) I tend to believe its not that big of an issue.

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